Complete Definition of "accumbent"

English

Etymology
Latin accumb + -ent

Pronunciation
ac-cumb*ent
aah-KUHM-bint

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Leaning or reclining, as the ancients did at their meals.

#:Quotations
#:*The Roman ... accumbent posture in eating. - Arbuthnot

  1. (Botany): Lying against anything, as one part of a leaf against another leaf - Gray

#:Quotations
#:*Accumbent cotyledons have their edges placed against the caulicle. - Eaton

Translations
Latin: accumbens

Noun
en-noun

  1. One who reclines at table.

ru:accumbent
vi:accumbent

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